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Federation Main Event feat. Tovah Feldshuh and Ari Axelrod
February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
About this year’s Virtual Main Event
The Main Event has long been an opportunity for the entire Jewish community in and around Ann Arbor to gather in one room. We hope to recreate that feeling as much as possible in a digital space this year. To do that, the event will take place in multiple digital spaces. All links will be provided via email after you register.
We know you may be attending this year’s Main Event with someone else in your household, and we strongly request you buy a ticket for each person who will attend. This will be an evening of Broadway-caliber entertainment with the goal of supporting Jewish life locally and around the world. Thank you for your partnership.
6:30-7:00pm Schmooze on Zoom
While the featured performers are the reason you might stay, we know one of the reasons you come to the Main Event in the first place is to schmooze! We will utilize Zoom breakout rooms for a half hour of schmoozing before the performance.
7:00-8:00pm Cabaret with Tovah Feldshuh and Ari Axelrod on YouTube Live
During the performance, you may choose to enjoy a dinner catered by Amanda’s Kitchen. The deadline to order dinner was 2/12.
8:00-8:20pm Live “Talk Back” with Tovah Feldshuh and Ari Axelrod on Zoom
Open to Major Donors and those who purchase a ticket that includes the “talk back.” An additional link will be provided to this exclusive session.
$36 event ticket only
$54 event ticket + copy of Tovah Feldshuh’s book Lilyville: Mother, Daughter, and Other Roles I’ve Played (to be released April 2021)
$136 event ticket + signed copy of Lilyville + access to exclusive post-show “talk back” session with Tovah and Ari
CLOSED – $172 all of the above + dinner catered by Amanda’s Kitchen
All participants will be asked to support the community with a minimum $100 pledge to the Jewish Federation’s 2021 Annual Community Campaign; students and those under the age of 30 will be asked to make a pledge of a meaningful amount. For questions about your gift, please contact Rachel Wall at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 773-3533. We ask you to give generously, now more than ever.
Dinner will be catered by Amanda’s Kitchen, and contact-free curbside pickup will take place from 3:30-5:30pm at Beth Israel Congregation (2000 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor 48104) on the day of the event. If you purchase a ticket that includes dinner, you will receive a separate communication with more details and menu options. The deadline to order dinner was 2/12.
For our Major Donors (a gift of $5,000+ to the 2021 Annual Community Campaign)
We thank those who have committed $5,000 or more to the 2021 Annual Community Campaign with a complimentary book and access to the post-show “talk back” session with Tovah and Ari. For questions about your gift, please contact Rachel Wall at email@example.com or (734) 773-3533.
$36 event ticket + signed copy of Tovah Feldshuh’s book Lilyville + access to exclusive post-show “talk back” session with Tovah and Ari
CLOSED – $68 all of the above + dinner catered by Amanda’s Kitchen (the deadline to order dinner was 2/12)
Thank you to our Host Committee (in formation)
Larry & Susan Adler
Jessica ‘Decky’ Alexander & Bruce Kutinsky
Brad & Robin Axelrod
Bernie & Barb Banet
Laurie & Jeff Barnett
Shelly & Harvey Berman
Marc Bernstein & Jennifer Lewis
Rabbi Nadav Caine
Joshua & Marla Chinsky
Debra Chopp & Gil Seinfeld
Penny & Ken Fischer
Gary & Eileen Freed
Steve & Joyce Gerber
Mona & Ed Goldman
Jayson & Laurie Greenberg
Gideon & Carol Hoffer
Lauren Katz & Joel Rubenstein
Sara & Donny Wohl
Tree Town Video
Shira & Steve Klein
Pamela & Stephen Landau
Babette Levy Daskin & Mark Daskin
Carolyn & Paul Lichter
Evie & Allen Lichter
Joan Lowenstein & Jonathan Trobe
Robert & Judy Marans
Geri & Shel Markel
Fran & Irwin Martin
Randy & Patti Milgrom
Hillary Murt & Bruce Friedman
Chuck & Sharon Newman
Gil Omenn & Martha Darling
Ed & Sue Pear
Susan & Murray Rebner
Michelle & Arthur Riba
Josh Richelew & Marla Linderman Richelew
Jennifer & Eric Rosenberg
Robert & Kathleen Savit
Eva & Ed Solomon
Tamar Springer & Steve Stancroff
Marci & Joshua Sukenic
Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors!